Scott Krieger officially began his three-year term as our Federation president on July 1, 2017.
No stranger to leadership positions in our organization, Scott is the immediate past president of the Jewish Community Foundation and a former United Jewish Appeal Campaign Chair. He also served two terms as treasurer, vice president of finance, campaign vice chair, and chair of the Young Leadership Division (now NextDor). He is a 1996 recipient of the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award.
“This community has invested so much in me over the years – and has put its trust in me,” he explained. “I give of my time at Federation because it is my obligation as a Jew to give back to my community. It is a Jewish requirement, and I truly believe that there’s no better way to impact the most lives than through Federation.”
Scott is also active in a variety of other Jewish communal organizations, including serving as a board member of Suburban Torah Center in Livingston and serving on the Advisory Committee of Friendship Circle of Essex and Morris Counties and as an officer of Lifetown Inc. He served on the boards of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and the New Jersey Jewish News.
As a partner at Friedman LLP Scott combines experience in both public and private accounting. He works with real estate entities, not-for-profit associations, information technology companies, and a variety of small and mid-sized businesses in the metropolitan area. He is a certified public accountant and earned a B.S. in Commerce from Rider University. He was awarded the title of World’s Funniest Accountant by default 12 years ago as he was the only challenger to show up at the contest, which was inadvertently scheduled just prior to April 15. The fortuitous event launched his “non-career” in stand-up comedy.
Scott grew up in Cranford and currently lives in Livingston with his wife Robyn. Their three sons, Dan, Eric, and Josh, live at home “on and off.”